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This article is about the building. For the quest, see Observatory Quest.

The Observatory complex is mostly used during the Observatory Quest. It consists of four parts. The area was overrun by goblins, who have damaged the telescope, and players must fix it during the quest. The original bridge to the observatory has been destroyed, so you must go underground at the Ruined buildings and through the Observatory Dungeon to get to it. After the quest, a rope attached to the broken bridge outside the front door may be used to access the Observatory quickly.

Getting there[edit | edit source]

Facilities[edit | edit source]

Observatory reception[edit | edit source]

The observatory reception is a small building north of the observatory itself. The Observatory professor is here at the start of the Observatory Quest, along with his assistant. There is a range in the building and a well just outside. On two tables are copies of the Astronomy book and the Glassblowing book. There is a Large orrery in the centre of the room, and a chart on the wall that keeps track of Shooting Stars that have landed. This is the noticeboard used in the easy Ardougne Tasks, it notes the last five Shooting Stars landing times and who if anyone has discovered them.

Ruined buildings[edit | edit source]

North-east of the Observatory are three ruined buildings. The western building has the staircase which leads down to the Observatory Dungeon. The southern building has a spawn of a single dose of super antipoison. In the middle are three goblins: Creakyknees, Smellytoes and Greasycheeks.

Observatory Dungeon[edit | edit source]

Players need to go through the Observatory Dungeon to get to the Observatory itself. It is overrun by low-level goblins.

Observatory[edit | edit source]

The Observatory is the main place of study for astronomy. There are two levels to the observatory building. On the bottom level there are some star charts, which show the 12 constellations. On the upper level is the telescope itself, and after you have finished the Observatory Quest, the Observatory professor. You can look through the telescope to see a constellation.

Though the design of the telescope is from Scorpius, the original has gone, and the current structure is a reproduction.

When you look at the world map and search for the coordinates: 00 degrees 00 minutes North 00 degrees 00 minutes South you will see that the centre of the observatory has these coordinates.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included - see here for how to help out!
  • patch 11 March 2019 (Update):
    • Removed force walk tiles from an area north east of Observatory.
  • ninja 10 September 2018 (Update):
    • After completing Observatory Quest, players have access to a quicker way to get back into the observatory.
      • This added a rope to the end of the broken bridge.
  • patch 30 April 2018 (Update):
    • Some pathing has been corrected north of the observatory.
  • patch 19 March 2018 (Update):
    • The examine for the big telescope on 1st floor[UK]2nd floor[US] floor of the Observatory has been updated as part of the hidden achievement A Brief History of Telescopes. Patch note: "Updated some telescope examines."
  • patch 1 November 2014 (Update):
    • Objects no longer float when dropped near stairs on the top floor of the Observatory.
  • patch 21 January 2014 (Update):
    • Players can no longer see through the underside of the broken bridge near the observatory.
  • patch 20 August 2013 (Update):
    • Some tiling on the bridge outside of the Observatory has been fixed.
  • patch 14 August 2012 (Update):
    • Several force walking tiles have been removed around the Observatory.
  • patch 3 July 2012 (Update):
    • The floor of the Observatory has been given a once over to prevent graphical issues.
  • patch 2 November 2010 (Update):
    • The wall charts in the Observatory are no longer disappearing into the walls.